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#31 1031d OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 10:22 AM

I paid about $700 for a NOS no box HH34 3pt kit. Used 3pt's run in the $250-500 range. I use http://www.gphope.com for parts as well as http://www.onanparts.com for parts. I also search eVilbay and see who's got the cheapest parts. Not much in aftermarket for Onan's. I'm rebuilding a P218 right now for my 446.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:02 AM

I paid about $700 for a NOS no box HH34 3pt kit. Used 3pt's run in the $250-500 range. I use http://www.gphope.com for parts as well as http://www.onanparts.com for parts. I also search eVilbay and see who's got the cheapest parts. Not much in aftermarket for Onan's. I'm rebuilding a P218 right now for my 446.


Thanks so much. Any opinion on the link to the 3-point hitch I posted from eBay?

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:47 PM

So I finally got around to changing the oil change today, and the oil drain appears welded in place. Hmmmm. Nothing ever takes the time you think it will, eh?

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Something about the way you say it runs fine for a while then goes lean makes me suspect the gas tank lid. Try to recreate to conditions, then once it begins to run lean, loosen the tank lid. If it picks up and runs properly, your vent is blocked and it is causing a lack of gas supply to your carb.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Something about the way you say it runs fine for a while then goes lean makes me suspect the gas tank lid. Try to recreate to conditions, then once it begins to run lean, loosen the tank lid. If it picks up and runs properly, your vent is blocked and it is causing a lack of gas supply to your carb.


I tried loosening the tank lid--thanks for the advice. Sadly that was not it. :-( I ran it for about 2 hours yesterday while working around the property, and it ran great almost the whole time. Once it cut out while idling with the throttle all the way down, and it did it's thing again about 3/4 of the way through the day, where it just started losing power while driving with the throttle at full. I gave her a little choke and she immediately perked back up. This went on for a few minutes and then everything was back to normal.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Welcome to the forum! As you have found this is a great place to get information! I see you are finding out how addictive owning these GT's can be! We all share the same addiction on this site. Congrats on a good buy!
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:35 AM

So I'm going to attempt to mount the front blade today. Any pointers, tips or tricks? Also, if anyone has a lead on a 3-pt hitch for this tractor, we are in the market!

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Does anyone have any tips on cold weather starts? I think I need a new battery for starters (any suggestions on best batteries?), but I am keeping it on a trickle charger in a closed barn. Nonetheless, the outdoor temps are dropping into the 20s now at night.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 08:13 PM

A heat lamp. The hog litter style. Even a trouble light. With a bulb over the engine, it doesn't take long to build up heat. Or a magnetic block heater.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 09:40 PM

She done good work today...two of four cords put up.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 09:51 AM

Nice yard mule work ! ( and you snuck another barn pic in, sweet!)
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Posted November 19, 2012 - 10:01 AM

Does anyone have any tips on cold weather starts? I think I need a new battery for starters (any suggestions on best batteries?), but I am keeping it on a trickle charger in a closed barn. Nonetheless, the outdoor temps are dropping into the 20s now at night.


Nice looking tractor and oh the fun of finding projects to do on your tractor. Regarding your cold start question, I live in ME and have never had trouble with cold starts. Can't recall my battery type but it's got enough juice, especially if your tractor lives in doors. If your tractor calls that barn of your home she's a lucky tractor.
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Posted November 20, 2012 - 02:27 AM

I keep mine in the semi-heated garage so there's less warm up time needed. Trickle chargers are nice.
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Posted November 20, 2012 - 01:50 PM

So my utility blade does not match my operator's manual, which has made mounting it a wee bit tricky. If you can help, here's the thread I posted: http://gardentractor...de-help-please/

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 09:43 AM

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Still trying to figure out the mounting of the utility blade, but here's the beast. ;-)





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